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Letters of Carla, the Letter b. : A Mystery in Poetry (Paperback) (Benjamin Hollander)

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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. California Interest. "A polemic, a dispute, an essai, a history of real persons in poetry, of agon and salient entanglement. An investigation, an epistle. A romp a ride, but open as conclusion. Across boundaries of time and place these ideas sing and let us serve an elusive poetic dream—Clara Bow perhaps. Like a Le Carre spymaster, this CARLA, THE LETTER B, is one of the ghosts whose imaginative skillful 'means & motives one cannot grasp, and yet she leads us on.' Wallace Stevens and Charles Olson would be delighted. Kudos to the 'forsworn author.'"—Anne Waldman

"THE LETTERS OF CARLA, THE LETTER B: A MYSTERY IN POETRY should be read not as literary or cultural criticism but as literature. The book is a truer and bolder specimen of what has been called crítica-ficción, and it brilliantly strips naked the absurdity of contemporary interpretation. This mystery in poetry will hopefully make readers realize that a dispute based on interpretations which substitute poetics and history (what Olson would call 'the WORK') for second hand academic opinions on KULCHUR and identity is not merely pointless, but dangerous."—Ricardo Cázares Graña
Number of Pages: 127.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Benjamin Hollander
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2017
TCIN: 52469052
UPC: 9781946104014
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-0284

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